Microsoft accidentally introduced another unnecessary update of Windows 10. The “KB4532441"This week was sent to Windows 10 users, even though the update was intended for those who use Windows Autopilot, a way for IT departments to configure and manage new computers. Microsoft even released a series of reminders for non-Autopilot users to install the update.
Fortunately, this last error is completely benign, although it serves as a good reminder that the Windows update process can be annoying in the best case (and incredibly problematic At worst). At this point, some Windows 10 updates are almost expected to be unreliable or downright destructive, so much so that Microsoft has carefully limited the release of larger Windows updates so as not to block systems that have compatibility issues.
If you installed the Autopilot update but you are not a user, you can simply ignore it: Microsoft says it will not cause any adverse effects on your device. That said, I echo the suggestion from Techradar to uninstall the update anyway. This is how it does:
Open the Windows 10 Start menu.
Click on the settings icon.
In the Settings window, go to Update and security> View update history> Uninstall updates.
With the search box, search "Windows 10 Autopilot update KB4532441".
Click to highlight the update, then click "Uninstall" at the top of the list.
Click on "Yes" to confirm uninstallation.
Wait for the process to complete and restart your PC if necessary.
If you have any problems, check our procedure guide longer to uninstall recent updates from Windows 10.
Are foldable smartphones the future of telephony? The future will tell, but we must admit that this format is attractive. Let's start with what is most obvious, the mechanism to fold the device. Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Fold, which closes like a book, or Motorola's razr that takes the format of a flip phone, the Mate X's OLED screen folds backwards. This means that you can use its foldable screen even when the phone is closed.
We can debate this format extensively, all this will evolve in the months and years to come, so we focused on the experience offered by the Mate X.
An attractive format
First of all, this foldable screen is beautiful. The way the screen folds back on itself, without any distortion of the image, is impressive and how not to appreciate the way the interface – no matter what you look at – resizes instantly in the right format. Foldable screens blow a breath of fresh air on a sector that has not changed significantly in 10 years. From the moment you take the Huawei Mate X out of its box, you will feel the urge to fold and unfold it again and again.
By folding backwards as it does, this large screen splits in half, giving you a slab of 6.6 inches. As a result, the videos and photos are superb, and there is no notch to reduce the immersion.
More smartphone than tablet?
Having a big screen even when the phone is folded makes it much more usable than the Galaxy Fold and its small 4.6-inch outdoor display. With the Galaxy Fold, the impression was to have a foldable tablet. In the case of Mate X, it's a little the opposite. It is comfortable to use and relatively thin, it fits in the pocket of jeans, you will not have to hold it in the hand all day.
The disadvantage of folding the screen to the outside? He is permanently exposed to keys, coins and other things lying in a pocket or on a table. Although the plastic seems hard enough, it is difficult to guarantee the long term. Let's not forget that Samsung canceled all the orders of the original Fold as a result of many cases of broken screen and finally launched it with a new design …
The OLED screen itself is bright, with sparkling colors. Watching videos when folded is great, but it's when you unfold it that the result is really convincing.
Some negative remarks …
To allow it to bend, the screen is covered with plastic and not glass, there are undulations visible on the surface when it is flat. However, they seem a little less visible than on the Fold, which is probably due to the fact that the screen does not bend at such a sharp angle. After a few minutes of use, these waves are quickly forgotten.
Another note, the hinge is a bit rigid. Folding it backwards gives the impression of forcing the mechanism. But maybe it's something you have to get used to and evaporate once you've overcome the terrifying sensation of trying to fold a smartphone in two. The physical clasp system is quite practical and there is an easy access button to release the screen.
And the photo in all this?
The cameras are arranged vertically on a vertical bar, which is also convenient enough to hold the phone in tablet mode. This means that cameras do not block the screen with a notch, even for selfies, as you simply flip the phone and use the main camera.
The photo module is about the same as the Huawei P30 Pro: a standard lens, a 3x and 5x zoom lens, an ultra-wide-angle lens and a fourth ToF sensor for depth processing. The result is satisfactory, especially the portrait mode which is extremely accurate. The show is also well managed and uses a very efficient night mode that captures clear, crisp images when the scene is dark.
The other features are logically those of a high-end smartphone. The Huawei Mate X runs on a Kirin 980 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. With its 4,500 mAh battery, it has a range of one day. We regret that it is only available in China.
Apple has acquired a startup focused on the development of artificial intelligence and its application to photography.
This is the Spectral Edge company that according to a Bloomberg report published on December 12, has been acquired by the apple company recently, as another investment to improve the quality of photographic equipment on their cell phones. At the moment the amount for which Apple has acquired the startup.
There is also no information on whether the Spectral Edge team will be incorporated into Apple or, on the contrary, only use their patents. The news has not been officially confirmed by Apple or Spectral Edge, although the website of the startup it's no longer available. Apple does not usually respond to requests for comments about rumors or reports.
In recent months Apple has set its sights on more emerging companies. For example, in June 2019 those of Cupertino acquired the autonomous driving startup, Drive.ai. Apple hired dozens of startup engineers and among the assets acquired in the transaction estimated at about US $ 77 million, there are also several of the autonomous cars of the startup
Previous rumors also pointed out that Apple may have recently acquired the UK-based virtual reality and motion control company, IKinema, as part of the development of your expected augmented reality glasses.
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Microsoft presented by complete surprise during its new Xbox family console, The Game Awards 2019. Its name is Xbox Series X and it reaches the end of 2020.
Interestingly, Xbox Series X looks like a PC, and according to Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, is a powerful platform that developers have been working on titles that will take advantage of their specifications for some time.
One of those games is Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, sequel to the successful Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from the Ninja Theory studios.
Among the Xbox Series X features we know that it includes a custom CPU based on the AMD Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, storage through an SSD unit and support for 8K resolution, up to 120fps and ray tracing, according to Xbox. Of course, the console is backward compatible, with all past generations of Xbox
The new Xbox will arrive in Christmas of 2020. It has a new control command with changes in its design compared to the previous one, and yes the console It can be placed horizontally or vertically.
This selection was last updated on November 28 at 11:45 with the best deals online today. Black Friday starts more and more ahead. The days when there was only one day of discount is over and now, the discounts stretch over more than a week. The Playstation 4, its games, controllers and other accessories are not spared by the salvo of discounts and are displayed at broken prices. It is therefore a great opportunity to complete his collection, without breaking the bank.
Looking forward to the shopping event of the year? Do you want to give you a PS4, the latest games in vogue, new controllers or even the Playstation VR to test virtual reality? To facilitate your work, we have listed the most interesting tips, those you should not miss if the Sony console and its ecosystem interests you. Because even if the PS5 is expected for the winter of 2020, the fourth generation of the console still has good days ahead.
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Right from the United States, Black Friday has been popularized by Amazon in France and around the world. With us, it has quickly established itself as an essential shopping event of the end of the year. It must be said that the period is conducive: at the end of November, we already have the head to the Holidays and other Christmas presents. Precisely, Black Friday and its thousands of discounts at all major merchants are a great opportunity to (have) pleasure. According to a survey of the Observatory Society and Consumption (Obscoco), more than 75% of those who plan to participate in Black Friday will benefit to do their Christmas shopping.
If you want to avoid missing the best deals during the week of "sales", a slogan: be responsive (and see our listings, of course …). The offers are sometimes limited (flash sales …) and if you have the misfortune to arrive after the battle, you can miss great promotions. Fortunately, some discounts remain over time, with such high percentages of discount.
In 2016, Apple removed the iPhone 7 headphone port and now everything seems to indicate that a momentous change is coming to the next iPhone. Will Apple change the Lightning port to a USB Type C or do you have other plans?
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Well, the truth is that it does not seem that Apple is going to change the charging port to USB Type C. Rumors are more opted for a total disappearance of them.
The first reports about the possibility of the hearing aid port disappearing completely came in 2018, but now we know that this could happen because Ming-Chi Kuo, the largest filter of Apple devices, has given a clear indication that this is going to happen.
This means that by 2021 Apple would launch the iPhone without a charging port, looking for a totally wireless and wireless charging experience, which we hope will be much faster than today, like some Android phones that already offer charging standards very fast.
Of course, these news will not come alone, because the rumors that Basic AirPods would come with the cell phone they get even stronger, and this adds to the possibility that this cell phone without ports is the most premium of all. This reminds me of that rumor that we will see five iPhone in 2021, two of them would be launched at the beginning of the year, and three in the fall. Maybe at least one of them comes without ports, so Apple can experience this technology.
Apple is not the first to want to launch a cell phone without a charging port. Live launched the I live Apex, a concept without ports, and we have seen other concepts during the last year.
Of course, there are two small problems that I see this iPhone without ports.
Will Apple also make us change cars? Many vehicles, or rather most of them, do not have wireless connection for the cell phone, so you could not connect your brand new iPhone without ports to Car Play.
The second inconvenience maybe you hadn't thought about it but, An iPhone without cables means you will have to back up all your content on iCloud or other services. Forget about connecting it to a computer to save your videos, photos or files.
This week we also report that the Mac Pro finally went on sale, although with a somewhat prohibitive price, because the computer of greater configuration costs more than US $ 50,000, a madness. We also knew that Apple will participate in the CES fair in Las Vegas, which starts in January 2020. This is the first time since 1992 that the company decides to participate, although it will only do so in a conference on privacy.
And to close, we have not forgotten the new Powerbeats 4, which according to a report would already be in production. The evidence was obtained through an iOS 13.3 update, where we were able to know (among other details) that Siri will be able to activate, something that the Powerbeats Pro.
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2019 was literally the year the world burned. The year began with Tasmania on fire. During the summer people burned the Amazon, the state of California exploded in a burning hell and the Arctic did not rest either. Now, Australia's wildfires are killing koalas and flying foxes while leaving Sydney under a toxic mist.
To really understand the magnitude of the fires that have hit our world, it is best to see it from a satellite. The Copernicus Program of the European Union allows you to do just that, offering a view where viewers can appreciate the flames in detail throughout the planet. Hot spots can be seen in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, which never seem to have a rest throughout 2019. Fires in the snowiest parts of the world, such as the Arctic, cannot be seen at first sight, but when The video comes to summer becomes more evident. The ice slowly begins to retreat northward and then … Fire! The images show the daily fire power in watts per square meter, something that can be seen in the form of orange flames.
Forest fires have basically affected all parts of the world in 2019, and this has had terrible consequences. Such fiery events will only get worse as the planet continues to heat up. That is what climate change does, and will continue to do so unless we stop emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The high temperatures dry the vegetation and create the perfect conditions for fires to occur and spread. As a result, ecosystems are suffering, but, more importantly, people too.
After their worst fire season recorded last year, utility companies in California that caused some of those deadly fires turned to power outages for days to avoid more fires (something that doesn't always work). In addition, then we have that toxic fog that we already talked about in the case of mega fires that continue to burn in Australia. And fires in the Amazon have basically been a form of genocide against indigenous groups.
This was in 2019. Imagine what the next decade will be like.
Spotify will be entitled to a Netflix series. The giant of video streaming just to announce that he was going to produce a narrative about the birth of the Swedish startup that has finally become one of the world's leading music services.
The series will be inspired by the book Spotify Untold, written by journalists Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, and will be produced by Yellow Bird UK. It will be performed by Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand, Home for Christmas and Nobel) and produced by Berna Levin (Young Wallander, Hidden and Millennium: What does not kill me).
The program will focus on Spotify co-founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, whose platform revolutionized the music industry in offering free and legal streaming music. " The history of way a small group of insiders from the Swedish tech industry transformed the music, how we listen to it and how it is made, is really a story for our time Said Berna Levin. " No only it's a story about how our lives have changed over of the last decade, but it's also the battle for influence cultural and financial in a globalized and digitized world. "
For now, Netflix has not announced a casting or date broadcast for this series.